Happy Valentine’s Day ... Tips for couples and singles
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Everyone is getting their red and white outfits together, booking reservations, ordering gifts so that they can show love on Valentine’s Day. What about you?
How will you be celebrating the coveted day for happy couples? Are you getting engaged? Valentine’s Day seems to be the preferred day to pop the question.
If you’re not getting engaged, you may still be unsure of what to do and you want to avoid the fight if you don’t make any plans so here are some suggestions:
- Stay in and a have a carpet picnic
Restaurants are typically very busy on Valentine’s Day so if you don’t want to deal with the hassle and the wait, stay in. You can have the romantic ambiance and still enjoy great food together. Staying in also gives you the privacy to really get intimate with each other and saves you the inconvenience of waiting in the long lines at crowded restaurants.
- Take the dessert to go
So you decided to make the reservation and go out, get the dessert to go. You can enjoy it when you get home. Just get rid of the plates, serve dessert on a body part and let nature take its course.
- Perform a service
Pedicures, massage, cook their favourite meal, whatever you decide to do. Take some time and do something nice for each other.
- Make a personalised gift
From a post card to a painting, you can get as creative as you want. You can use old photos and memorabilia to make a collage of your time together. It would be a nice walk down memory lane and a way to reconnect with your partner.
- Get a babysitter and go out
Busy parents typically don’t have time for Valentine’s Day celebrations especially since it’s on a school night. Find the time, do it anyway. It’s important as a couple to always nourish the primary relationship, so get dressed and go do something together as a couple.
- Avoid romantic comedies and Valentine’s movies
Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day is everywhere — on TV, in movies, on the sidewalks — everywhere. If you’re single, it’s a constant reminder that you are not in a relationship. So control how much Valentine’s you let in your space, especially if you are typically annoyed by it all.
- Have a singles games night
Create a singles event and invite your single friends. Each guest must also invite a single friend. This way, you have something to do, you get to meet some new single people and you just might make a connection.
- Grab your single friends and go out
You probably shouldn't’t spend Valentine’s Day alone, so do something. Get your single friend together and go somewhere. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have fun.
- Step outside your comfort zone and do something new- like start playing golf.
You can meet some new people, you can learn a new sport and who knows, you might make the connection you want and start that new exciting relationship.